On Feb 17, 2007, at 3:30 PM, Alexis Chiarello wrote:
> Hi Craig,
> I took the time to take a close-up pic of the USB connector. As you
> can see, looks like the connector does not sit flat on the board,
> which causes the small pins to be higher on the left than on the
> right. Basically, when I first got the breakout-gs, all the pins
> (except the far right one) were like the second one from the left,
> not contacting the solder on the board. I did not solder that one
> as it is not used, and it allows me to show you what was the issue.
> I am sure I was just unlucky on that one, and most of the breakout-
> GS out-there are fine. Anyway, no big deal, just hope this is
> useful info.
Yes, it's useful -- thanks. Looks like somehow the ground pins on
the outside of the shielding "sleeve" on one side somehow got popped
up, which lifted the data pins there. It does seem likely that was
an odd case which got missed in QA. But it shouldn't have been
missed in QA, so we'll encourage them to watch for it in the future :)
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